If he’s available, Notts will sign him. That’s been the David Hussey policy at Trent Bridge since the unassuming Australian arrived in 2004 and proceeded to amass 1315 Championship runs in his debut season.

He reached four figures in 2005, 2006 and 2007 by which time his hard hitting One Day exploits had caught the attention of the Australian selectors. He made his ODI debut against West Indies in July 2008, an occasion he marked with a run-a-ball 50, and earned a lucrative contract with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Inaugural Indian Premier League.

For the 2011 IPL season he joined the Kings XI Punjab becoming the second most expensive overseas player in the competition. The highlight of his stint with Nottinghamshire in 2009, covering for his compatriot Adam Voges, was a remarkable 120 off just 61 balls in the rain-hit NatWest Pro40 opener against Somerset. Hussey committed to Nottinghamshire for the 2010 season and returned in 2011 before his call up for the Australia’s tour to Sri Lanka.